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SPIRIT of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE NEWS - (~ PA ;rE B7 9 ' Wednesda); March 7, ,A) 18 EMILY WELLS KEARNEYSVILLE - Maybe your neighbors, friends, parents or grand- parents make it look easy. But the last time you tried to grow tomatoes, the plant withered and died before you were able to make your first salad. Or maybe you've nev- er had much luck with house- plants, so for the umpteenth time you've put off starting a garden "until next year." Yes, it may still be chilly, but before you know it gardening season will be in full swing. No one ever said gardening was easy, but it also doesn't have to be overly difficult or complicated. Even the most experienced in the trade will openly share their frustra- tions with pest problems or poor weather conditions. Gardening is a pastime loved by many, and for good reason. Gardening can help you reduce stress, improve physical activity, improve mental health, eat healthi- 101 work- er and save money. It's no surprise gardeners refer to this hobby as "their happy place." Why not take the time to make your own "happy place" in 20187 From windowsills to apart- ment balconies to backyards big and small, any space can be turned into a functional garden space. If you've always dreamed of growing your own food but never quite knew where to start, come attend Garden- ing 101, a one-day workshop happening later this month. For a $5 fee, you'll get you all the knowledge you need. Learn from the local garden- ing experts - members of the Berkeley-Jefferson Extension Master Gardener Association - on how to plan for a gar- den, pick out seeds, start seeds and care for your plants until they're ready for their spot on the dinner table. Come earn your green thumb, and open the door to gardening. - Emily Wells works for the Jefferson County WVU Extension Service and writes regularly for the Spirit of Jefferson. For learn more about local programs, go to extension. Jefferson gs SHEPHERDSTOWN - Watch the docu- mentary "Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press" for free later this month. The showing, set to begin at 6:30 p.m. March 21 at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education, will be followed by a discussion. Anyone interested is asked to RSVP to The film is spon- sored by Robert C. Byrd Center for Congres- sional History and Education and Shepherd University Lifelong Learning Program. As we age, memory loss can be concerning. Join Dr. S. Hasib Sana and Dr. Constance W. Beckom for an indepth discussion on the signs and current treatments +i available for dementia. Hasib Sana MD Constance Beekom MD Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Join James Brown, MD as he discusses Aristotle's study of relationship between form and function. The Pylon Medical History Lecture made possible in part by a grant from the WV Humanities Council. James Brown MD FRI 101 A!'!ONAdk - TO PUBLIO Located on the Berkeley Medical Center Campus - Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Auditorium (behind the Dorothy McCormack Building) ~ } }: i Shenandoah Springs offers all the natural, beauty and laid-back living of West Virginia. But you're alsojust minutes from the MARC train or commuter routes heading to Northern Virginia, Frederick or D.C. Each day, you'll return to a home built with true craftsmanship, a home your family wilt love for years to come. Single Family Homes from the upper $zoos Up to 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 3-car garage and 2,736 sq. ft. z-story or ranch-style home designs available, perfect for famiUes or empty nesters Spacious kitchens and family rooms for entertaining Just 1 mite to Charles Town Races and 7 mites to Harpers Ferry Train Station Endless opportunities for outdoor recreation nearby I ! ++ .+, . : : ~ |